I finished reading A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody last night for an Around the World ARC Tour.
When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true...
Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!
As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?
From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want.
I think the lesson in this story is really a good one. And no, I'm not going to give it away. But Ellie finally gets it right--and it's really right.
I enjoyed reading about her antics and what she did during her do-overs. Some of them were funny, some of there were sad, and some of them I just pitied her for. Oh, and sometimes I wanted to smack her for not seeing the obvious. But I guess we've all been there. ( and don't we all wish we had some do-over moments or days?!?!)
I kept thinking it would suddenly be Tuesday and she'd be stuck in the wrong do-over, but I wasn't left disappointed. I loved how she did the right thing in so many different aspects of her life, not just her love life. It really is a feel-good story.
A Week of Mondays will be released on August 2, 2016.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.